WALLINGFORD — A New Haven man used a fraudulent prescription to obtain pills at a Meriden pharmacy in 2014, police said.
Jeffrey Ivory, 59, of 162 Starr St., New Haven, was arrested last week on charges including possession of narcotics, insurance fraud and second-degree forgery.
In November 2014, Wallingford police investigated a report of fraudulent prescriptions being passed at local pharmacies and across the state, including Meriden, according to Ivory’s arrest warrant. Police learned the name of a Hamden doctor was used for some of the prescriptions.
Police went to CVS, 839 East Main St. in Meriden, on Nov. 8, 2014 and spoke with a pharmacist. The pharmacist said a man, later identified as Ivory, tried to fill a prescription for 120 oxycodone pills. The pharmacist recognized the doctor’s name as being part of the fraudulent prescription issue and refused to fill the prescription, the warrant noted.
Police checked at the Walgreens pharmacy, which is across the street, and learned Ivory was able to fill the fraudulent prescription there, the warrant said. The pharmacist told police Ivory used a state Medicaid card and Department of Correction ID to fill the prescription.
The street value of each pill was about $30, making the value of the entire prescription about $3,600, the warrant said. Ivory passed eight fraudulent prescriptions around the state that year for a total value of about $28,800, according to the warrant.
Ivory was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on March 30.